2023 Program – Calgary, Alberta (Past)

Wednesday, June 21

Until 16:00Exhibitor move-in
– Canadian Orthopaedic Nurses Association (CONA) Annual Meeting
– Alberta Orthopaedic Society (AOS) Meeting
– Canadian Orthopaedic Trauma Society (COTS) Meeting
– COA Board Meeting
17:00-18:15Opening Ceremonies with Guest Speaker: Ruth Gotian
18:15-20:15Welcome Reception in Exhibit Hall
19:30-23:00Past Presidents’ Dinner (invitation only)

Thursday, June 22

8:00-9:30Concurrent Scientific Sessions
9:30-10:30Break in Exhibits
10:30-12:00Scientific Sessions
12:00-13:00Lunch and Learns / Break
13:00-14:30Scientific Sessions
14:30-15:30Break in Exhibits
15:30-17:00Scientific Sessions
EveningCORA Resident’s Party (ticketed event; tickets available through registration)

Friday, June 23

8:00-9:30Scientific Sessions
9:30-10:30Break in Exhibits
10:30-12:00Scientific Sessions
12:00-13:00Lunch and Learns / Lunch hour
13:00-15:00Scientific Sessions
15:00-16:00Break in Exhibits
16:00-17:30Scientific Sessions
EveningCOA Social: Rodeo (ticketed event; tickets available through registration)  

Saturday, June 24

8:00-17:00Subspecialty Day (no exhibits)
Other: Medical and undergraduate student workshop
EveningUniversity of Calgary Alum Night (ticketed event; open to U Calgary alum only)  

Accreditation Statement

This event is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and approved by the Canadian Orthopaedic Association. You may claim a maximum of 26 hours (credits are automatically calculated).

Through an agreement between the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and the American Medical Association, physicians may convert Royal College MOC credits to AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Information on the process to convert Royal College MOC credit to AMA credit can be found at https://edhub.ama-assn.org/pages/applications.

Learning Objectives

By participating in the COA / CORS / CORA Meeting, participants will:

  • Review and evaluate the results of clinical advances in the diagnosis and management of common orthopaedic diseases in the areas of traumatology, arthroplasty, foot and ankle, upper extremity, hand and wrist, spine, sports medicine, paediatrics, and tumour.
  • Update and expand their understanding of the advances in basic science research in musculoskeletal health and disease, and apply this understanding to current clinical challenges and the improvement of patient outcomes.
  • Establish strategies that balance both benefit and risk in the care of specific orthopaedic maladies and describe the expected patient outcomes.
  • Gain knowledge of innovative ideas from thought leaders in the major subspecialties.
  • Benefit from opportunities to strengthen professional relationships.
  • Compare and evaluate the latest in orthopaedic equipment and services.
  • Discover the ways orthopaedic care is provided in different countries.
  • Describe the importance of diversity in orthopaedics